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kicked in. he got that to a lab for testing, he realized his friend might not do it, so he decided to do something extraordinary. he would pay a visit in hong kong to spell it out. >> i this morning on "early today," point of impact. investigators search for clues into a deadly crash at a nevada air show as new video of the crash emerges. friday night fight, things get ugly at a high school football game in pennsylvania. and television gold, who were the big winners in last and television gold, who were the big winners in last night's prime time emmy awards? captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a tragic air
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crash. federal investigators are combing the nebraska crash site where nine people were killed friday when a stunt plane crashed into a crowd of spectators. officials say they've already recovered key flight data and what could be an inflight video from the wreckage. nbc's jay gray has our report. >> reporter: as investigators continue sifting through the wreckage in reno, they've located clues that could ultimately help to explain the tranldy. >> there was a camera identified, video camera. fragments were found, memory cards have been identified. all of those will be going to the laboratory in d.c. to determine if they have any video images from the actual aircraft. >> ntsb officials hope to pull important evidence from an on board data recorder. >> it repocorded the data in tw
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ways, on memory card but it's transmitted by telemetry to the crew. >> reporter: part of the tail section looks like it's missing which could have caused pilot jimmy leeward to lose control. >> shock. absolute shock. never dreamed that something like this would happen to someone that you know. >> reporter: leeward and eight spectators died in the crash, including john crate, who his family believes he protected his son and two friends who survived. >> he probably sheltered his son. that's the kind of guy he was. a very, very good dad, very good husband, very in love with my sister. >> reporter: emotions just like the questions that continue to linger after the tragic crash. jay gray, nbc news. elsewhere this morning, president obama will unveil a deficit reduction plan that calls for an increased tax rate
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for those making more than $1 million a year. but republicans opposed to any tax hikes whatsoever are calling the president's suggestions dead on arrival. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. taxes, the president today will propose a plan that he says should cut nearly $4.5 trillion from the deficit over the next decade. but here is the catch. the rich have to pay more within $1.5 trillion in tax changes, including the exposedly called buff et rule, meaning that the rich would never pay a smalls proportion of their income in taxes as the middle class. also, the bush tax cuts would end for couples making over $250,000. the president will propose closing loopholeses for corporate jets and big oil companies. the reaction? john boehner heading the republicans on the house side suggesting that this will
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probably never make it through the house. the gop says that taxing the job creators will actually cut jobs. now, the other big portion of this is medicare. the president will not propose raising the age for eligibility for medicare, but he will propose some cuts that would maik mainly affect doctors and hospitals. lynn. >> tracie potts for us there in washington, thanks so much. now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. saturday, the skies over west virginia saw the tragic ending of an air show. spectators watched in horror as one plane crashed and burst into flames while attempting to perform an acrobatic maneuver. the pilot died on impact and investigators are still looking into the cause. life imitated art in oklahoma this weekend. at least one tornado touched down which was the film location for the move have i "twister." unlike the hollywood version,
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this storm didn't cause any major imagery. a may lay erupted in the fourth quarter after two players began fighting at the end of a play in punch pen. disciplinary action for a total of 12 players from both schools are pending. for just one day, the public was given a rare glimpse into a top secret relic into the cold war. a hexagon spy satellite was declassified and put on display from 1971 to 1986 the government's spy tool, nick named big bird carried out surveillance missions from space photograph b images of the former soviet union, china and other targets around the world. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's meteorologist ryan philips with the forecast. it's so good to have you here. >> good morning. interesting names for the satellite. >> yeah, well, they had to keep it top secret, so make it as
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distracting as possible. >> we've had quite a pattern change across the good portion of the country for the last two days. on the cool side with summer making a comeback across a good portion of the united states and summer storms in play first thing this morning. across texas and now getting ready to head into the houston area and extending up to memphis. i think flight delays will be inevitable in both locations. overall, it's been a nice weekend out west, southeastern states bracing for what will be incoming rainfall. the heaviest rain will be across illinois and missouri for the next few days. the northeast, beautiful weekend. 55 in new york currently, 43 hartford, 43 in albany, 53 in boost. we'll gradually warm things up in the northeast. 7 in washington, a little cooler in dallas, 88 there. 91 in san antonio. that's a quick look at the weather across the region. now look at the forecast closer
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to home. in orlando, storms back in the forecast for you. 91 pb the afternoon high there. kansas city, employ. plus, a break from the rain. 78 with mostly cloudy skies. right here in new york, lots of sunshine. temperatures right around 72. so nice to see a little bit of a warm-up coming into the northeast. it was awfully cool awfully quick here for the last few days. >> yeah. i wanted to have some hot cider or something. coming up, breaking news, travelers are sad when vacation ends. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, we'll tell you all the big winners at television's biggest night, the emmy awards. coming up, tom brady does it again. a rough home coming for mike wral vick and what were you doing when you were 16? it definitely wasn't this. you're watching "early today."
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good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. here are some of your top headlines this morning. the release of two american hikers jailed in iran has been delayed because a judge who is needed to sign off on bail paperwork is on vacation. the lawyer for the men tells nbc news the judge is out until tuesday. in yemen, government forces opened fires on tens of thousands of anti-government protesters, killing at least 26. the attack was the deadliest in months on demonstrators demanding their president step down. a magnitude 6.9 earthquake has rocked northeastern india killing at least 60 people. the full extent of the damage is not known because remote areas have been cut off by mudslides triggered by the quake. a man shots his wife in florida and killed a pastor and associate pastor during services at a nearby church. church goers managed to tackle
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the gunman and wrestle his gun away. twin girls who were born fused at the head have been successfully separated in london. the 11-month-olds underwent surgery last month and are now in good health. twins born joined at the head only occur in about 1 in 2.5 million births. >> and now here's an early look at one of your top health headlines on a disturbing new study shows as the economy began to sink, the number of kids hospitalized with severe brain injuries rose. after 2007's economic crash, the rate of head injuries from abuse jumped from 8.9 per year out of 100,000 kids to 14.7 per 100,000. for more information on this and other health stories, check out the health page at
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>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11,509 after gaining 75 points on friday. the s&p went up 6 points. the nasdaq added 15. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei rose 195 points but in hong kong, the hang seng dropped 537. for wall street to keep up its current winning streak, big ben and the fed hold the key as to where stocks are head this week. the s&p 500 posted just under a 5.5% gain last week. the nas daj dak gained over 6% and the dow rose just under 5%. for stocks to click like that this week, investors hope the federal reserve will take dramatic steps to revive the economy during tuesday and wednesday.
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most analysts think a big bond buy, a qe3 is a long shot. wall street will look for clear signs european leaders will follow through on their new urgency to tackle the debt crisis. sunday, greece pledged to make tough decisions to secure default & but announced no big austerity measures. new data this week will be no less than six reports on the housing market. wall street will closely watch fedex, often seen as a measuring stick for how the economy is performing. finally, reports 34% of americans who took a summer holiday are struggling with depression after returning home. no shocker there. coming up, cam newton lights it up again. tom brady short circuits the chargers and romo wins with broken ribs. plus, the falcons fly tony
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gonzalez to victory over the eag eagles.the your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. summer is holding on in some parts of the country while in other locations we're seeing some rain. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, michael vick had a
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bumpy ride last night in his return to atlanta. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. michael vick's highly anticipated return to atlanta lasted just three quarters. the eagles quarterback knocked out of the game when he hit his head on his own player and left the game with a concussion. eagles had the lead, but the falcons had the momentum. matt ryan to a career high four touchdowns. falcons won a grudge match, 45- 1. patriots tom brady picked up where he left off last week. now has seven tds in two games. new england won easily, 35-21. cam newton had a spectacular game, but just like last week, not enough. packers won it, 30-23. red skins have been a pleasant surprise this season, clawed and scratched their way
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to a victory. red skins won it, 22-21. san francisco, tough start for tony romo. blind-sided in the second quarter, left the game with two fractured ribs and returned late in the game to lead dallas to victory. bailey finished off the 9ers with a field goal in the extra period. dallas won it, 27-24. finally, remember what you were doing when you were 16? excited to get your driver's license, perhaps get your braces on? all big milestones, but none of that compares to what this 16-year-old did. lexi thompson became the youngest woman to ever win an lpga event. she won the classic by five strokes and with it took home $195,000. asked what she did saturday night to prepare, what she said, had dinner with her friends and talked about boys. sthees definitely a teenager. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin.
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controversy at the emmys and who won at the box office? your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, a celebration of the survival of the smallest. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back. across the united states, some are still hanging on in some locations here. we're into the last few days of summer. 78 in kansas city. not bad.
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88 in dallas with more sunshine and is drying out. tomorrow, the rains move off into the east. into new england we go with more rain shower activity and lots of sunshine. we had a nice weekend. if you're watching us on wtlv nbc 12 in jacksonville, florida, walk along the boardwalk and see elephants, crocodiles, maybe even a cheetah t jacksonville zoo and garden. that's your "early today" event of the day. >> thanks so much. now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. television celebrated itself last night. 63rd annual emmy awards in los angeles. the night's biggest winner was "modern family" which picked up its second emmy. for the fourth straight year, the 1960s madison avenue saga "mad men" won best drama series. kyle chandler was the surprise winner for best drama actor.
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the good wife's julieanna won her second emmy. mike and molly's melissa mccathy won best lead comedy actress. jim parsons earned his best comedy actor emmy and big film names won emmys, as well. kate winslet won best actress. martin scorsazie won. the night was not without controversy. of course not, right? alec baldwin pulled out of the broadcast after fox rerecorded a taped spot to open the show, replacing baldwin and his joke he told about newscorp's recent phone hacking scandal. of course, fox is owned by newscorp. finally, in movie news, the 3d lion king opened at the top
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box spot this weekend way above expectations with $29.3 million. back to the emmys for a moment, did you get a chance to see them? >> just a little bit. it's neat to see so many superstars in one venue for the whole evening. >> i know. and friday night lights, finally. this comes to us from wmaq nbc 5 in chicago, illinois, where one hospital organized a big celebration for some former pint sized patients, very lucky to be alive. a fun filled sunday afternoon produced an abundance of smiles. doctors and nurses reintroduced to some children who now have a clear bill of health. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
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4:28 is the time right now. we have 61 degrees in our nation's capital on this nice fall-like day. good morning. i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang on this monday, september 19th, 2011. workers are racing to clear roads blocked by mud slides caused by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 50 people in northeast india, nepal, and
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tib tibet. the 6.5 magnitude quake hit the region yesterday evening. most of the deaths occurred when houses already weakened by monsoon rains collapsed because of the force of the earthquake. fairfax county police are investigating the drowning death of a child at a hotel. it happened at the westin along sunrise valley drive in reston, virginia. police say the child drowned in a bathroom. so far no arrests have been made. the kennedy family has made funeral arrangements for kara kennedy. she's the oldest child of late senator edward kennedy. she died at the age of 51 after collapsing after a local workout at a d.c. gym. her family says the funeral will be held tomorrow in northwest washington from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. a funeral mass is scheduled for 9:30 wednesday morning at trinity church in


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